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Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery
Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery (October 8, 2019)

A series of two flooding periods have occurred on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in eastern South Dakota in the last six months, leaving devastation and a need for assistance.


Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning'
Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning' (October 1, 2019)

'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'


Trump administration announces change to eagle policy in Indian Country
Trump administration announces change to eagle policy in Indian Country (August 13, 2019)

Bald and golden eagle remains that are found in Indian Country will be able to stay there under a new policy adopted by the federal government.


Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes
Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes (July 18, 2019)

Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps
Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps (June 7, 2019)

Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees (April 5, 2019)

The Sioux have known these soft trees and have considered them relatives for thousands of years


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes protest passage of bill protecting Keystone XL Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Tribes protest passage of bill protecting Keystone XL Pipeline (March 18, 2019)

Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.


Native Sun News Today: Pipeline victories celebrated on treaty anniversary
Native Sun News Today: Pipeline victories celebrated on treaty anniversary (January 25, 2019)

Water protectors from far and wide gathered to celebrate and foster the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.


Native Sun News Today: Survivors of Indian school abuse lobby for changes in law
Native Sun News Today: Survivors of Indian school abuse lobby for changes in law (January 15, 2019)

The 9 Little Girls abuse survivor advocacy group wants justice and healing for the many who suffered during the boarding school era.


Native Sun News Today: Sioux boxer on slow path to recovery after attack
Native Sun News Today: Sioux boxer on slow path to recovery after attack (December 5, 2018)

The Yankton Sioux man who was the victim of a brutal attack has opened his eyes and is showing signs of improvement.


Native Sun News Today: Sioux boxer in hospital after brutal attack
Native Sun News Today: Sioux boxer in hospital after brutal attack (November 29, 2018)

A Yankton Sioux Tribe member is in for the fight of his life after falling victim to reservation violence.


Native Sun News Today: Sisters share stories of abuse at Indian school
Native Sun News Today: Sisters share stories of abuse at Indian school (November 27, 2018)

The 9 Little Girls abuse survivor advocacy group wants justice and healing for the many who suffered during the boarding school era.


Hard work 'in the trash': Standing Rock Sioux Tribe slams Trump on Dakota Access
Hard work 'in the trash': Standing Rock Sioux Tribe slams Trump on Dakota Access (September 4, 2018)

To the surprise of almost no one, the Trump administration has affirmed its hasty approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline with a decision few have actually seen.


Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again
Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again (August 8, 2018)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Tribes await updated decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
Tribes await updated decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (August 6, 2018)

The Trump administration is supposed to release a revised decision on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline on August 10.


Yankton Sioux Tribe tackles meth problem on the reservation
Yankton Sioux Tribe tackles meth problem on the reservation (August 6, 2018)

Meth has found a home in Indian Country and a drive through any reservation reveals the evidence of heavy drug abuse.


Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.


Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year
Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year (June 12, 2018)

Tribal opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are still waiting on the Trump administration to complete a study on the controversial project.


Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing
Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing (May 16, 2018)

TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court
Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”


Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study
Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study (March 21, 2018)

The Trump administration is blaming tribes as it delays a highly-anticipated study of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)

Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)

The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.


Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)

Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.


Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen
Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen (September 20, 2017)

An elderly citizen of the Yankton Sioux Tribe was hospitalized after being roughed up by police officers in Wagner, South Dakota.


Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana
Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana (June 30, 2017)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe is asking its citizens about the possibility of legalizing marijuana despite hostility from officials in South Dakota.


Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)

Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.


Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota
Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota (May 23, 2017)

Both spills were relatively small but they occurred even before the controversial project has been put into full operation.


Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit
Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit (May 17, 2017)

The filing comes as the wealthy backers of the pipeline prepare to ship oil on June 1.


Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska
Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska (April 3, 2017)

The route crosses the Ponca Tribe's trail of forced removal and the Yankton Sioux Tribe's ancestral territory.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota (March 13, 2017)

Controversial pipeline would transport foreign oil, made with foreign steel, to foreign countries.


Peter d'Errico: Yankton Sioux Tribe battles Dakota Access in court
Peter d'Errico: Yankton Sioux Tribe battles Dakota Access in court (February 28, 2017)

In one of the most insightful analyses of facts and strategy on resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the author applauds Yankton Sioux’s complaint that the U.S. Has violated Article VI of the Constitution.


Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)

Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)

Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes push back on Trump's pipeline orders
Native Sun News Today: Tribes push back on Trump's pipeline orders (February 1, 2017)

Tribal government, grassroots indigenous leaders and allies renewed vows to triumph in preventing construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines through unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.


Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 20, 2016)

A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.


Judge sets stage for next phase of Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit
Judge sets stage for next phase of Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (December 19, 2016)

A hearing in federal court isn't expected for another two months but it's going to be a big one.


Tribes bring #NoDAPL fight to international human rights forum
Tribes bring #NoDAPL fight to international human rights forum (December 8, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on the United States to respect their treaties and human rights.


Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 30, 2016)

Get the Army out of Indian country. Stop the oil pipeline. Protect our drinking water. Preserve our Native homeland.


Army Corps promises answer on Dakota Access easement 'soon'
Army Corps promises answer on Dakota Access easement 'soon' (October 10, 2016)

While Dakota Access can resume construction on private land in North Dakota, a crucial portion on federal land remains on hold.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees setback as court lifts injunction in #NoDAPL case
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees setback as court lifts injunction in #NoDAPL case (October 10, 2016)

More twists and turns as a federal appeals court issues a short order on a Sunday evening ahead of Columbus Day.


Appeals court takes up #NoDAPL case as pipeline remains in limbo
Appeals court takes up #NoDAPL case as pipeline remains in limbo (October 5, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to call for prayers as the #NoDAPL battle rages.


Judge urges tribal coordination on complaint in #NoDAPL case
Judge urges tribal coordination on complaint in #NoDAPL case (September 27, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe are still fighting the controversial project in federal court.


Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works
Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works (September 27, 2016)

'Tribal treaty rights are the law of the land,' the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Sierra Club: More review needed for Dakota Access Pipeline
Sierra Club: More review needed for Dakota Access Pipeline (September 27, 2016)

'We call on the administration to suspend pipeline construction in all areas of federal jurisdiction...'


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tries to revive #NoDAPL complaint
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tries to revive #NoDAPL complaint (September 20, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed the case but the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe wants to ensure its voice is heard as the fight continues.


Another rollercoaster week as #NoDAPL fight enters new phase
Another rollercoaster week as #NoDAPL fight enters new phase (September 19, 2016)

The fate of the $3.8 billion project rests on actions in faraway Washington, D.C.


Native Sun News Today: Artists bring Great Plains history to life
Native Sun News Today: Artists bring Great Plains history to life (September 13, 2016)

Rick Gerlach and Ryan Hunter bring Native history to life with interpretations of items once used on a daily basis by indigenous people of the Great Plains.


CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Yankton Sioux Tribe
CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Yankton Sioux Tribe (September 9, 2016)

Over the course of the next few months we will examine the nine tribal flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.


Artist David Bernie offers 'Indigemojis' for your Native emoji needs
Artist David Bernie offers 'Indigemojis' for your Native emoji needs (August 18, 2016)

A new app aims to bring indigenous flair to digital conversations across Indian Country.


Gathering scheduled in June at site of former BIA insane asylum
Gathering scheduled in June at site of former BIA insane asylum (April 29, 2016)

Some 121 tribal members are buried at the site of the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum in South Dakota.


Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal
Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (April 27, 2016)

H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.


Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (April 21, 2016)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe will help facilitate sales for the program, which has so far paid more than $761 million to individual Indians.


North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota
North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota (March 23, 2016)

Tribal leaders and federal officials will discuss substance abuse and methamphetamine issues in Indian Country.


Native Sun News: Students degrade Indian school at game
Native Sun News: Students degrade Indian school at game (November 5, 2015)

Two students from Dakota Christian School were chatting when one posted a picture with a photo of the Marty Indian School charter bus with a caption which read, 'There’s our tax dollars.'


Yankton Sioux Tribe starts work on new $1.6M dialysis facility
Yankton Sioux Tribe starts work on new $1.6M dialysis facility (October 16, 2015)

The 3,800 square-foot center will help serve more patients, some of whom have been traveling 100 miles or more for care.


Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation
Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation (October 8, 2015)

KDKO got its start on the Internet about 10 years ago and can now be found on 89.5 FM.


Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL
Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL (August 13, 2015)

While the world waited for South Dakota’s pivotal decision on TransCanada Corp.’s application to renew its Keystone XL permit, tribal members capped nine days of hearings with fiery statements insisting that treaty rights dictate denial.


Native Sun News: South Dakota tribes slam Keystone XL permit
Native Sun News: South Dakota tribes slam Keystone XL permit (August 11, 2015)

TransCanada Corp. cannot meet the socio-economic conditions necessary for building the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through Lakota treaty territory, representatives and expert witnesses for four tribal governments testified.